Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Belated Birthday Chief Dr. Joe Medicine Crow

I heard it was Chief Joe Medicine Crow's birthday on Facebook. However, after a little research I found out his birthday was actually October 27. Still living to be 102 years old is quite a feat and to live such an extraordinary life is more amazing. I am still going to celebrate his birthday on my blog even if it is late. At 102 I might not have that many more chances too.

With Veteran's Day just around the corner celebrating Dr. Joe Medicine Crow's birthday makes even more sense. He is a decorated World War II veteran who was honored with the Presedential MEdal of Freedom.

Here is a video from his 100th Birthday Celebration..

It is quite an achievement to earn a Master's Degree. Quite an accomplishment to be the first one in your family to achieve this. Dr. Crow was the first member of the Crow tribe to earn a Master's Degree!

He is the last living person with a direct oral history of the Battle of Little Bighorn from a participant.

A veteran, a leader, an achiever, Chief Dr. Joe Medicine Crow has lived quite a life. He is a hero to his people and to ours! 

1 comment:

Birgit said...

Wow! This is one man I would love to meet. He has truly lived quite the life and to have known someone who was at Little Big!